Caledonia police are asking – again – for the public’s help solving the 1988 homicide of 22-year-old Eddie Gerardo.
At approximately 10 p.m. on April 7, 1988, officers were dispatched to the 7200 block of Lakeshore Drive in the Crestview subdivision, according to our friends at Racine Uncovered.
The caller who reported the incident thought a boy had fallen off his bike and was hurt. When police arrived, they found Gerardo critically injured. He died at the hospital of multiple stab wounds.
Eddie’s sister, Eva, contacted RU about featuring her brother’s case, which is believed to be Caledonia’s only unsolved homicide in the department’s history.
According to a story from 2009 in The Journal Times about the case, Caledonia PD launched a full-scale investigation that led to a suspect but not enough evidence to charge the person. Eventually Eddie’s case was moved to the cold case file.
Seven or eight years ago, though, authorities with both CPD and the Racine County Sheriff’s Department launched a second investigation and discovered a second suspect. But, again, police lacked the evidence to charge the individual.
Caledonia police are asking that anyone with information leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at (888) 636-9330, via web at http://racine.crimestoppersweb.com or by text message to CRIMES (274637) and typing in TIP417 and your message.